O’Hanlon and Fr Murray Park residents suffering from rat problems

O’Hanlon and Fr Murray Park residents suffering from rat problems

Residents of a local housing estate have hit out at Louth County Council and the HSE for failing to help them with a rat problem which they claim has been plaguing them in recent weeks.

According to a report in this week’s Dundalk Leader, residents of O’Hanlon Park and Fr Murray Park have discovered a huge increase in the number of rats in the area, leading to health and safety concerns particularly in relation to children who play in the area.

However, they claim that efforts to get help from the local authority and HSE has proven fruitless so far.

Bernadette Dermody told the Leader the problem was “getting out of control” and said residents were afraid to put down poison incase a child came across it or one of the ducks from the nearby Ice House Hill Park.

It is speculated that construction work going on behind the railway lines disturbed a next leading to the rats taking refuge in the housing estate.

Read the full story in this week’s Dundalk Leader here.

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